LONDON SEMINAR ON CONTEMPORARY MARXIST THEORY
The global economic and financial crisis has witnessed a deepening of interest in different forms of critical and radical thought and practice. This seminar will explore the new perspectives that have been opened up by interventions of contemporary Marxist theory in this political and theoretical conjuncture. It involves collaboration among Marxist scholars based in several London universities, including Brunel University, King’s College London, and the School of Oriental and African Studies. Guest speakers – from both Britain and abroad – will include a wide range of thinkers engaging with many different elements of the various Marxist traditions, as well as with diverse problems and topics. The aim of the seminar is to promote fruitful debate and to contribute to the development of more robust Marxist
analysis. It is open to all.
Autumn Term Programme
9th November, 5pm
King’s College London, Strand Campus, S-1.04, Raked Lecture Theatre
Massimiliano Tomba (University of Padua)
The Historical Materialist at work: Re-reading “The Eighteenth Brumaire”
15th December, 5pm
King’s College London, Strand Campus, K.3.11 Raked Lecture Theatre
Peter D. Thomas (Brunel University)
Contours of Contemporary Western Marxism
The schedule for 2011 will be made available at a later date.
Speakers will include David Leopold (Oxford), Esther Leslie (Birkbeck), Stathis Kouvelakis (King’s) and Alberto Toscano (Goldsmiths).
For further information, please contact:
Alex Callinicos, European Studies, King’s: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stathis Kouvelakis, European Studies, King’s: email@example.com
Costas Lapavitsas, Economics, SOAS: firstname.lastname@example.org
Peter Thomas, Politics and History, Brunel: PeterD.Thomas@brunel.ac.uk